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INDUCTION HARDENING WITH INTEGRATED ATOMIZED SPRAY QUENCHING FOR HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

Objective

Our Company, TERMOMACCHINE, is specialized in design, manufacturing and sale of electromagnetic induction systems and installations (from medium to high frequency, from 15 to 600kW generators). With more than 35 years of experience, we have developed a range of innovative machines that can operate in various industrial fields, such as automotive, tube & pipe, railways or oil & gas. To sustainably grow in the manufacturing world where the competition with the low-cost countries is particularly strong, our philosophy has always been to set the bar with high quality and reliable products and superior post sale services. Moreover, with the export representing 90% of our business (€5.8M in 2012), we pride ourselves in being very reactive to the markets, always targeting new niche markets with turnkey solutions to consolidate our leadership while ensuring our development.
In this regard, based on feedbacks of our customers from the automotive, machine, metalworking and manufacturing (e.g. TRW, GKN, FPT, Profiltubi S.p.A) about problems of geometric and metallurgical distortions present in their hardened components and complex parts, we have acted and have been working on HARDAtom: technology integrating a new quenching system, using atomized spray, within our induction hardening systems. This innovative solution for high quality hardened metals (deformation and residual stress delta < 5%), being price-competitive (about €200,000 for the whole induction hardening + quenching solution, while market prices average around €150,000 to €500,000 for only hardening) and environmental friendly (no use of polymer quenchants), will enable our company to consolidate new sustainable niche markets in the tube & pipe, automotive and machinery sectors, thus subsequently increasing our sales by 25% within 5 years.

Field of science

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Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2015
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

TERMOMACCHINE SRL
Address
Via Valgioie 12/4
10040 Rivalta Di Torino
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000